It has been estimated that within just ten years, over half of all polyolefins will be made by using metallocene catalysts. This ground-breaking volume from PDL brings togetherùfor the first timeùwork from dozens of world-renowned experts on the subject. Fifty chapters of peer-reviewed content offer insights into applications in automotive components, food packaging, insulating films, non-woven fabrics and medical markets, among others.


Engineers, researchers and technicians in the plastics industry.

Table of Contents

Materials Economic Factors for the Production of Metallocene and Perfluorinated Boron Cocatalysts Polypropylene Reinvented - Cost of Using Metallocene Catalysts New Approaches for Ziegler-Natta Catalysts for Polypropylene UNIPOL? Gas Phase Copolymerization with SSC Metallocene Technology High-Molecular-Weight Atactic Polypropylene from Metallocene Catalysts. Influence of Ligand Structure and Polymerization Conditions on Molecular Weight Homo- and Co-polymers Derived from Multicyclic Olefin Monomers: The Quest for Higher Tg Materials The Renaissance in Polyolefin Manufacturing Technology Mixed Metallocenes for Designer Polymers Advances in the Functionalized Polyolefins Synthesis and Applications SPS Crystalline Polymer: A New Metallocene-catalyzed Styrene Engineering Thermoplastic Ethylene/a-olefin Copolymers with Metallocene Catalysts in High Pressure Process Semicrystalline Polyolefins - Narrow MWD and Long Chain Branching: Best of Both Worlds Structure and Properties of Single Site Constrained Geometry Ethylene-Propylene-Diene, EPDM, Elastomers Enhancing Polyethylene Performance with INSITE? Technology and Molecular Design Properties Morphological Investigation on Very Low Density Ethylene-Octene Metallocene Copolymers Using SAXS Further Studies on Metallocene ULDPE/PP Blends Impact-Morphology Relationships Morphology of Low to Very Low Density Ethylene-Octene Metallocene Copolymers Morphological Studies of Metallocene Plastomer Modified Polypropylenes Comparison of the Crystallization Behavior of Ziegler-Natta and Metallocene Catalyzed Isotactic Polypropylene Explaining the Transient Behaviors of Syndiotactic Polypropylene Equilibrium Melti


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About the authors

George M. Benedikt

Affiliations and Expertise

B.F. Goodrich, USA

Brian L. Goodall

Affiliations and Expertise

B.F. Goodrich, Ohio, USA


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